District 66 Toastmasters

2016 District 66 Summer Leadership Institute

"Put your pedal to the metal with your leadership and speaking!"

Summer Leadership Institute 2016 will provide opportunities for officers to be trained on multiple roles. Officer specific training will be offered in the morning and in the afternoon.

Lance Miller, the 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking, will provide two great sessions:

* Leadership for a Championship Club
* Finding Your Voice (How to Develop a Speech in One Hour)

June 25, 2016
8:15 am.- 8:45 am. - Registration
9:00 am.- 5:00 pm. - Training

Dominion Innsbrook, 5000 Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, VA.

Summer Leadership Institute is open to all members. Club officers are expected to attend.



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District Officers Elected for 2016-2017

On May 28, 2016, District Officers for 2016-2017 were elected at the District Council Meeting. The new slate of officers are:

District Director - Charles Gates
Program Quality Director - Naomi Lewis
Club Growth Director - Perry Neal
Division A Director - Melvin Carter
Division B Director - Cynthia Brittain
Division C Director - Mark Robinson
Division D Director - Michelle Lewis
Division E Director - Sandra Jett

The new team will officially begin their terms on July 1, 2016


District 66 International Speech and Table Topics Contests Results

Elliot Eddie, placed first in the District 66 International Speech Contest at the 2016 Spring Conference. He will compete in the International Speech Contest Semi-Finals at the Toastmasters International Convention in Washington, DC on August 18.

International Speech Contest Results
1st Place Elliot Eddie of Midtown Toastmasters Club
2nd Place Tiffany Green of West End Toastmasters
3rd Place Dexter Godfrey of Peninsula Powerhouse Speakers

Table Topics Contest Results
1st Place Dalphine Joppy ofThe Garden Speaks
2nd Place Tiffany Green of West End Toastmasters
3rd Place Julia Presnell of Toast of the Town

Toastmasters International Convention


Why your boss wants you to join Toastmasters

"It isn't just about giving better speeches anymore - the group is helping advance careers and train tomorrow's leaders."

Fortune magazine recently published an article by Anne Fisher highlighting some of the benefits of Toastmasters. Read it here: http://fortune.com/2015/07/22/toastmasters-public-speaking/


Message From Our District Director


Link to YouTube video here



Many Hands Make Light Work

The district can use your assistance on many tasks. Some of these include: visiting new clubs, club coaching, club mentoring, helping organize, working on this website, writing newsletter articles, and reviewing content. We will work with you and your schedule! Please contact director@district66.org for more information. We welcome you to join our team!!! (Some tasks may even count towards educational awards!)


Who We Are

"Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been recognized as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. Through its worldwide network of clubs, each week Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million men and women of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge. They learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback - and accept it. They find their path to leadership." (Toastmasters International)


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Toastmasters International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

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